Every Graduate Has Earned a College Scholarship or Signed a Professional Contract

FC Barcelona’s Youth Residency Soccer Academy in the USA

Barça Residency Academy USA is world-renowned soccer club FC Barcelona’s first and only youth residency soccer academy in the United States. Located at Grande Sports World – the Center for Excellence in youth soccer development and education in the USA.

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The Center for Excellence

As the first full-time residential academy program in the U.S. partnered with a top international professional team, Barça Residency Academy offers student-athletes a fully immersive environment.

Student-athletes live, attend school, and train at our premier sports campus – Grande Sports World that features: on-site dorms, eight soccer fields, professional nutritional programming, an outstanding high school, and a 58,000 square foot state-of-the-art athletic training facility.

Every graduate has earned a college scholarship or signed a professional contract

Full-time professional staff: FC Barcelona coaches, strength and conditioning, athletic trainers, resident advisors

World-renowned FC Barcelona training, methodology, values, and curriculum

Competition in the MLS Next – the highest level of youth soccer in North America

Outstanding high school education provided by Arizona State University Preparatory Academy

Annual opportunities to train and tryout with FC Barcelona in Barcelona, Spain


Every student-athlete’s full potential is recognized through FC Barcelona’s world-renowned training methodology, Grande Sports World’s immersive professional environment, and Arizona State University Preparatory Academy’s rigorous Cambridge Curriculum.


Are you ready to take your game to the next level? Attend an upcoming 3-day tryout camp to be seen and evaluated by our coaching staff for Barça Residency Academy consideration.


Learn the club’s methodology and style of play first-hand from experienced FC Barcelona coaches. Campers (boys and girls ages 10-17) develop their technical and tactical skills while experiencing the Barça Residency Academy student-athlete lifestyle.

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Awarded Best Training Facility by U.S. Soccer for THREE consecutive years

Grande Sports World – Home of Barca Residency Academy, a one-of-a-kind location, ideal for players to train and develop on the field, in the classroom, and as a person among some of the most elite youth soccer players from around the world.

Awarded Best Training Facility by U.S. Soccer for three consecutive years

Eight professional grade fields

58,000 sq.ft. state-of-the-art athletic training center

Professional caliber locker rooms

Lounge area equipped with TVs, gaming systems, ping pong, and pool tables

Swimming pool and hot and cold plunge therapy pools

Adjacent hotel and golf resort for parents’ visitation

On campus dining

Annual FC Barcelona Trials and Training

Every year five students are selected to train and trial with FC Barcelona in Barcelona, Spain.

Barca Residency Academy USA - 2018 La Masia Trial
Barca Residency Academy USA - Caden Clark - 2019 La Masia Trial